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PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri defeats Memphis in Sweet 16

Friday, March 27, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 7:52 a.m. CDT, Friday, March 27, 2009
Missouri fans cheer on their team Thursday night against Memphis in the semifinal of the NCAA Tournament's West regional final in Glendale, Ariz. Missouri rode a strong first half to a 102-91 victory.

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Missouri men's basketball team beat Memphis 102-91 on Thursday night in the semifinal of the NCAA Tournament's West regional to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2002.

Missouri's DeMarre Carroll, left, and Kim English celebrate at the end of Missouri's 102-91 victory against Memphis on Thursday night in the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament's West regional.
Missouri fans cheer after Marcus Denmon made a 3-point basket from beyond halfcourt to end the first half of Thursday's victory against Memphis in the semifinal of the NCAA Tournament's West regional in Glendale, Ariz.
Missouri's Marcus Denmon, left, Leo Lyons, center, and DeMarre Carroll surround Memphis guard Tyreke Evans Evans had a game-high 33 points, but it was not enough to stop Missouri, which went on to win 102-91.
Missouri guard J.T. Tiller puts up a shot against Memphis in Thursday night's victory. Tiller finished with a team-high 23 points.
Missouri forward Leo Lyons takes away a rebound from Memphis forward Robert Dozier. Lyons finished the game with 15 points.
MU forward DeMarre Carroll puts up a shot surrounded by Memphis players Willie Kemp (No. 1), Robert Dozier (No. 2), Wesley Witherspoon No. 11 and Doneal Mack (No. 20). Carroll finished the game with 17 points and six assists.
MU guard J.T. Tiller puts up a shot over Memphis guard Antonio Anderson.

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